Wednesday, December 31, 2014

On the Eve of a New Year

And although my heart was broken, it emerged.
Stronger and Beautiful and open to what the Universe will deliver.

Two Thousand and Fourteen proved to be a challenging year to say the least.
I could dwell on the negative and tell you that it probably was one of the worse years of my life, or I could alter my perception and tell you that it has been a year of lessons and spiritual growth.

Sometimes one needs a symbolical slap in the face to wake up and realize the need for change.
Sometimes it takes a rude awakening to open your eyes to the truth, to remove the rose coloured glasses to peer at what is real and what is not. This year I got the slap, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Through the pain, confusion, sadness anger and anxiety I gained some clarity and an understanding of purpose. I looked inward and upward, praying for strength, peace of mind, forgiveness and spiritual growth and I am well on my way to attaining those desires.

Just like the Lotus, we too have the ability to rise from the mud, bloom out of the darkness and radiate into the world.
-author unknown

Yesterday is gone and its tale told,
Today, new seeds are growing.

There is NO looking back

My wish for you is to take charge and create a wonderful year for yourselves and those that matter to you.

May you all have a Blessed 2015


Friday, December 5, 2014

Simply Clean

Good Morning!

It doesn't get much cleaner than this.....

Two Stamps, One ink colour and Glitter!!!

I like the masculine feel of this card

Easy to mass reproduce


Would be pretty in blue I bet!!!


Happy Stamping!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Impression Obsession Clean and Simple Challenge

Here's a little contrast from my Cardmaker Blog Hop Card!

This week's challenge is Clean and Simple Holiday Cards~

You can't get much cleaner than this one~ and quite frankly, I need to give myself a HUGE pat on the back for keeping this white card pristine.....yep, no inky finger marks here and I didn't have to redo it!!! YAY~!!!!

For my Card, I used 

Have Yourself (sentiment)

I used a patterned paper in behind the snowflake to give it a little ZIP!!!!

Make sure you head over to the

to enter your CAS card and to get a list of the DT players for today!!!!

Stay tuned for some more simple card samples in the next few days, as well as some great peeks and the upcoming Valentine Release!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Impression Obsession Hops with CardMaker!

Welcome to the CardMaker and Impression Obsession Blog Hop!

If you have been hopping, you've just arrived form Theresa Momber's Blog

Today the CardMaker Designers and the Impression Obsession Designers will be showing you some wonderful holiday projects featuring stamps  and dies from Impression Obsession!

For my Sweet Winter Scene, I used the following Dies:

I capped the Brick house with the Snowy Roof Die

I used Glitter and Ultrafine Flowersoft to mimic the ice and snow!

Make sure and comment on each of the blogs in the hop!

If you haven't started, the Hop starts HERE at the Card Maker Blog

TWO winners will be randomly chosen to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate! You have until Thursday December 4th at Midnight CT to enter. The winner will be chosen and announced on the Impression Obsession Blog on December 5th.

Next Stop? Mae Nazareth's Blog

Here is the Hop List in it's entirity!

Good luck in the Draw!!!!

CardMaker -

Anna Wight -

Piali Biswas -

Daniela Dobson -

Dina Kowal -

Penny Ward –

Ellen Taylor -

Jeanne Streiff –

Jeanne Jachna –

Jenny Gropp -

Karen Amidon -

Noelle McAdams –

Kittie Caracciolo -

Laura Fulcher –

Theresa Momber -

Vicki Garrett -

Mae Nazareth –

Impression Obsession –
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